NairaEx will require your Bank Verification Number (BVN), Government-Issued Photo ID Card and Selfie holding Photo ID Card documents in order to validate your identity, protect our customers and to prevent fraud.

To start the verification process, Log in to your NairaEx account and Select "VERIFICATION" from the "Account Name" drop-down under your Name.

If you encounter any issues/difficulties during the online portal verification process, send the following details to [email protected]

- Full name

- Phone number

- BVN (Bank Verification Number)

- proof of identity (ID card)

- Selfie (picture of you holding the id card and a piece of paper with NairaEx written on it)

Verification Requirements


  • Bank Verification Number (BVN) 

We only need your BVN so we can access and verify the following information (Full name, Phone number and Date of Birth). Your BVN doesn't give us access to your money or any bank accounts. We store all your personal information, including your BVN in a secure, encrypted form and we will not share this information with anyone who is not authorized by NairaEx to assist in the verification process.

  • Acceptable Government-Issued Photo ID 

Nigerian International Passport.

Nigeria Driver’s license.

Nigeria Voters ID card.

Nigerian Residence or Work permit.

National I.D Card, Temporary cards are accepted and any other acceptable identification document deemed fit by NairaEx Support).

National Youth Service Corps/Student ID card.

Employer ID card

  • Selfie Verification 

A picture of you holding your Photo ID card with today’s date and NairaEx written on a piece of paper.

The Selfie picture should resemble the image below with both items in hand at the same time.